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12/10/12 5:52 P

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Sounds like you are doing everything just right.

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12/10/12 5:20 P

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About 6 months ago, I had my annual physical. My fasting blood sugar was in the 120s, so the doctor said to watch the carbs. I also have high cholesterol, and am on medication for that.

So, I asked her how I should eat. She said cutting back on the carbs was more important to prevent diabetes, and not to worry too much about the fat - that my meds would take care of the cholesterol.

I had followup blood work a couple of months later. My FBS was down, and so were my cholesterol & triglycerides, even though I had increased my protein and fat intake.

I stick with lean proteins and healthy fats, including olive oil, canola oil, almonds, walnuts, etc., and whole grains like oatmeal. I don't eat white bread, potatoes or rice. If I want any of those, I have yams, or brown rice, but not often.

Years ago, I followed Atkins and my cholesterol went down without any medication. Going back to an "American" diet (high carbs, low-fat) caused me to gain, and my cholesterol and triglycerides went back up.

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12/10/12 4:54 P

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When you cut back on carbs the fats and protein will naturally go up. Concentrate less on the numbers and more on the quality of the food you eat. Fresh meat, fresh low glycemic veggies, healthy fats, low glycemic fruits, seeds, nuts, and low carb dairy, legumes, and certain minimally processed grains like quinoa if your plans allows the last 3. If you concentrate on any number than let it be calories. You can overeat a low carb diet contrary to what people are led to believe.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
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12/10/12 4:32 P

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Why are you keeping the fats down? You do have to eat something. I have found the safest way to go low carb is to go high fat. If this bothers you, you can concentrate on the "healthy fats", but I don't worry too much about it.

BTW. My cholesterol has not been this good in many years.



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12/10/12 4:24 P

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I'm not grouchy about it, really! But I am curious about how I should eat the calories I need to, while keeping carbs, proteins, and fats down. I'm pretty good with the carbs, but fats and proteins seem to add up in no time. The diabetes has me focused on the carbs, but I'm still not exercising as much as I should. Other than getting up and down, getting the mail, and just doing what I have to do, I'm not doing anything extra. Figuring out what I can and should eat seem to take-up the whole day! I feel good though. I feel lighter, though I don't seem to be losing weight much. All suggestions welcome!


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